STAR Rep Executive Committee

Scott Kolod
Aristic Director / Founder

Life can flash by so quickly. How can it be denied that one should live every possible moment being happy and having FUN? For those who get the bug…and there are many out there…theater is a blast. Rehearsing is FUN, but audience feedback is out of this world!! Scott Kolod has lived his life with this philosophy ever since he started off acting in New York in Flower Drum Song in the early Sixties. He has continuously performed, written, directed and produced musical performances until today. Along the way, he received his Bachelors of Science in Education from Indiana University, and his Doctorate from University of San Diego. It is that wealth of experience combined with the academic foundation that Scott passes on to his students. But, to really show him how kids have FUN, he has learned from his own five children. Together they have developed countless games, and even more stories and play-plots. Scott has produced two original musicals in which he wrote all of the music, lyrics and dialogue. They both received positive critical periodical review, though neither is headed to Broadway. Maybe his next one "Charter Valley" will be the break through. FUN, LEARNING AND PRIDE!

Meredith Kolod
Producer / Founder

Meredith's background is in the area of business finance and office administration.  She has worked as a financial manager and office manager at some of the most prestigious law firms in San Diego.  She played classical violin for 15 years, and was a member of the San Diego Youth Symphony.  Her love for theatre grew in high school.  She was always interested in being behind the scenes, eschewing the limelight of performing on stage.  She continues that love to this day.  She is the business and organizational genius behind STAR Rep, and though you might not see her in the shadows, STAR Rep is truly her vision and creation!

Megan Makenzie Kolod
Secretary/Founder

Megan is 20 and a graduate from Classical Academy High School! Her love of musical theatre started when she was 4!  She has been in over 60 musical productions in the last 14 years! She is the heart and soul of STAR Repertory Theatre!  Without her love of Musical Theatre there would never have been a STAR Rep!  Megan is currently attending her 3rd year of AMDA (American Musical & Dramatic Academy) in New York to obtain her BFA in Musical Theatre/Performing Arts. Some of her favorite roles include: Natalie (Next to Normal); Ariel (Little Mermaid); Elle (Legally Blonde); Sandy (Grease); Natalie and Lorraine (All Shook Up); Belle (Beauty and the Beast); Dorothy (Wizard of Oz); Ghost of Christmas Past (A Christmas Carol); Patrice (13); Gingy (Shrek the Musical); Little Red (Into the Woods); Wednesday (Addams Family); Penny (Hairspray).

 

Megan was recently awarded the 2018-2019 National Youth Arts Award for Artist of the Year!  She has also won 4 additional National Youth Arts Awards, and has received several NYA nominations!  She has been dancing since she was 2 1/2, and has taken acting and vocal lessons since she was 5.  Megan is excited to see the students of STAR Rep grow, and hopes to continue to share with them, and everyone who walks through the doors at STAR Rep, her undying love of musical theatre!

STAR Rep Advisory Committee

Doug Friedman
Marketing and PR

Doug is a television writer and marketing executive who also founded and ran full-service ad agency with a clientele ranging from Internet and e-commerce businesses to broadcasters, non-profit associations, television & home video distributors and business publications. He has forged strategic partnerships and cross-promotion opportunities on behalf of companies and clients with AT&T, McDonald’s, K-Mart and Planet Hollywood. He has supervised production of commercial spots with budgets in excess of $1 million, and placement of media schedules worth $20 million. He has done event marketing including concerts, mall tours, museum & zoo promotions, and golf tournaments. He has been involved as a critical component to four “Start-up” companies in the fields of broadcasting, e-commerce, business information technology, and advertising. He has worked with broadcast television stations and cable network marketing management, both consumer and trade. He is a former Chairman, PROMAX International, the largest association of marketing executives in the electronic media. On his days off, Doug loves to perform on stage as well.  He has been in a number of STAR Rep productions, and looks forward to being in many more!


Musical Director


Choreographer/Lighting Designer


Youth Director

Volunteer Manager

Publications/Media Manager

Miranda Marlow

Program Designer

Miranda is honored to be the Program Designer here at STAR Rep. Along with her husband and two daughters, Miranda has fallen in love with musical theatre.  Although her family opts to be on stage, Miranda enjoys the backstage work!  Miranda and her husband Jeremy come to STAR Rep with a background in computers and software design. They both designed the new STAR Rep and  STAR Theatrical Costume and Rentals websites!  She is excited to see what the future holds at STAR Rep, and so excited to be apart of it!

Prop Designer

Melissa Howard

 Raffle/Donation Coordinator

Melissa is honored to be the Raffle/ Donation Coordinator for STAR Repertory Theatre. Before joining STAR Rep, Melissa worked in the medical industry as an RN.  Her love of musical theatre was sparked by her daughter Gracie.  With Gracie's love for theatre, her and her husband Mark have become very involved in the theatre community in San Diego. She is excited to be a part, and continue to support STAR Rep in their endeavors!

 Administrative Assistant

Theresa Dame-Bellasario

 Costume Merchant Liaison

Theresa is a New Jersey native, she began her stage career at the age of 6. She  won her first professional dress design contest at the age of 12, and continued making costumes for her younger brother. Her favorite work was his Godzilla costume made from green wool felt.  Theresa was awarded a scholarship to The Philadelphia College of the Performing Arts as a classical vocal performance major. She has  two daughters, a Pediatrician and an opera singer. Theresa believes in the importance of inclusiveness in community theatre. That is why she happily dedicates her time STAR Repertory Theatre. 

Erica Champagne

 Custodial Manager

Costume Warehouse Manager

Erica is a native from Escondido!  She was crowned Mrs. US in 2019, Mrs. California in 2019, Mrs. Escondido in 2018, and Miss Escondido in 2014. Serving her Escondido community has always been on her heart.  Erica enjoys musical theatre, and has been blessed to be part of STAR Rep since they began in 2011. Since singing is one of her passions, she is forever grateful that STAR Rep has always given her the opportunity to share her passion with others. Erica was recently honored by San Diego's Idol, ABC News, in September 2018. She is looking forward to what the future holds at STAR Rep, and is excited to be a part of it!